Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Victory Road: How Players Can Become Paldea Champions
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will allow players to join the Pokemon League, challenging Gym Leaders throughout the Paldea region. However, the journey to the championship will be a little different from previous games.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet received a new trailer detailing several important aspects of the upcoming games. Players will be able to journey through the Paldea region in multiple different adventures, including options new to the series.
The decision to introduce multiple storylines in Scarlet & Violet is groundbreaking for a series that has always maintained a distinct, linear plot. Players will have more say in how their journeys unfold than ever before.
The changes will also encourage replaying of either game, as each new playthrough will have its own distinct progression. One of the main options included in Scarlet & Violet will be the “Victory Road”, which will take players on the path to becoming the champion of the region.
How do players become a Scarlet & Violet Champion?
According to the official Pokemon website, players can become champions by get eight Gym badges.
As in previous games in the series, players in Scarlet & Violet will have to challenge eight Gym Leaders who will be scattered throughout the region.
However, it won’t be as simple as entering a gym and destroying opponents.
Players will have to pass a Gym Test. These tests are themed around the Gym Leader and the city, creating unique puzzles for each encounter.
After passing the Gym Test, players will then be able to battle the Leader, fighting their way through the members of the Pokemon League.
Who is the president of Scarlet & Violet’s Pokemon League?
While taking the “Victory Road” route, players will encounter Pokemon President Geeta.
Like President Rose in Sword & Shield, Geeta oversees all the gyms in the area and is also described as “the most skilled trainer of them all”, implying that she is the current reigning Paldea champion.
Geeta, President of the Pokémon Scarlet and Purple League
Who are the Scarlet & Violet Gym Leaders?
Currently, only Brassius of the Artazon Gymnasium has been revealed.
Brassius is the Grass-type Gym Leader, and while it’s not specified when players will encounter him, it’s possible he’s one of the oldest or least difficult Gym Leaders to challenge.
The new Pokemon Scarlet & Violet trailer has confirmed that the Gym Test for the Artazon Gym will be “looking for the Sunflora” around the arena. This information confirms that some of the Gym Tests will likely be fun puzzles or mini-games.
While there’s still a lot to learn on Scarlet & Violet’s path to Victory Road, the information provided confirms that players will be able to enjoy a classic experience with new twists. It will be a refreshing way to approach the crowning glory of becoming a regional champion.